Dip into nature’s exquisite honey moisture with HoneymaniaTM range. The new collection of ultra- indulgent Bath & Body treats is enriched with wild honey goodness for skin that feels as nourished and fragrant as if it had been dipped in honey itself.
BEE-EAUTIFUL - The luxurious HoneymaniaTM Bath & Body collection is made with Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia. This rich, wild-harvested floral honey is good for your skin and good for the environment. No wonder we think of it as liquid gold.
Our Honey’s The Bees Knees!
The Body Shop® Community Fair Trade honey is sourced from the remote Sheka rainforest in the Ethiopian Highlands, a biodiversity hotspot that’s protected by UNESCO.
-Sheka honey has a very distinctive taste and smell because of the fragrant rainforest flowers that the bees collect the nectar from. Its light floral aroma makes it distinct from any other honey.
-The African honey bees that produce the honey are free to roam the rainforest. Every day, the bees communicate through ‘dancing’ to direct each other to the tastiest flowers.
Wild About Bees
The bees that produce the Community Fair Trade honey are wild; they choose to colonise the hive and then move onto a new home after harvesting.
In contrast, standard commercial beekeeping is closer to factory farming, with bees living in the same hive year after year. Their diets may be may subsidised with sugar to make the honey sweeter. This method of farming often requires the heavy use of veterinary medicine to treat the illnesses that result from dense hives.
Ensuring Exceptional Quality
The Body Shop work with the highly skilled Beza Mar beekeepers who practise ‘barefoot beekeeping’ or ‘bee whispering’. They work in harmony with the bees’ natural cycles using traditional techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.These methods support the sustainable use of the Sheka rainforest and also mean we can be assured of first-class honey for use in our products.
You Won’t Bee-lieve It!
You might think The Body Shop® puts a lot of effort into creating the amazing HoneymaniaTM range... but it’s not nearly as much work as the bees put in!To gather enough honey to make one of every product in the HoneymaniaTM collection, it takes almost 100 bees travelling over 2,100km so they can harvest the nectar from nearly 50,000 flowers!* Don’t worry, the bees don’t miss the honey that we use. A strong bee colony can produce two to three times more honey than bees need!
*exact figures: 95 bees, 2184 km, 48540 flowers.
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